Arthritis

Genetic Study Reveals Possible New Routes To Treating Osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists analyzed the genomes of...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Osteoarthritis

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Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied To Increased Risk For Death

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) is associated with an increased risk for mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and renal diseases, but self-reported OA is not, according to a study published in the...
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Diabetes, Medical Research

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In Psa, Treat Excessive Weight

(MedPage Today) -- Disease activity reduced with ultralow-cal diet in obese psoriatic arthritis
Related topics: Diet, Obesity, Psoriatic Arthritis

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Fda Advisers Back Febuxostat For Gout Despite Possible Cv Risk

Febuxostat is appropriate for some patients with gout-related hyperuricemia, the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee said at a joint meeting. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Gout

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As Medical Marketing Soars, Is Regulation Needed?

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Turn on prime-time TV and you'll likely see a pitch for arthritis or impotence pills, and maybe a cancer center. Advertisers spent nearly $10 billion marketing prescription drugs and medical services to the American public...
Related topics: Marketing, Cancer, Oncology

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Patients With Sleep Apnea Have Increased Gout Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for developing gout than patients without OSA for more than a year after diagnosis, according to a study published in the January issue of Arthritis &...
Related topics: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Gout, Medical Research

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Health Tip: What Is Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy?

-- PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a relatively new treatment for pain, the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine says. It has shown promise, the association says, for treating ailments including osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder,...
Related topics: Osteoarthritis

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Afib And Heart Failure; Pain And Arthritis: It's Podmed Double T! (with Audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment for atrial fibrillation in people with heart failure, the consequences of penalties for hospital readmission, pain relief for those with knee osteoarthritis, and comprehensive care for...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Osteoarthritis, Dementia

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Effect Sizes Uncertain For Meds Versus Placebo In Knee Oa

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 -- For patients with knee osteoarthritis and at least 12 months of follow-up, there is uncertainty around estimates of effect size for the change in pain in association with medications versus placebo, according to a...
Related topics: Placebo, Osteoarthritis

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Lutikizumab Ineffective For Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Targeting IL-1 alpha and beta did not improve pain, function, or structural changes
Related topics: Osteoarthritis

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Cancer Treatment And Arthritis: A Growing Complaint

(MedPage Today) -- Will checkpoint inhibitor-related arthritis outstrip RA in frequency?
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Exercise Can Shrink Belly Fat, But Not When Drug Blocks Il-6

Exercise reduced abdominal visceral fat, a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease, but not when obese patients received tocilizumab, an anti-arthritis drug that blocks IL-6 receptors, in a new study. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring Sarcoidosis

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- In very preliminary findings, an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug appeared to cure one woman of a rare but potentially life-threatening condition known as sarcoidosis. After 10 months of use, tofacitinib (Xeljanz)...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Good News For Pregnant Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

(MedPage Today) -- No adverse effect on birth outcomes, and many reported fewer joint symptoms during pregnancy
Related topics: Psoriatic Arthritis

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Il-1 Blocker Fails For Hand Osteoarthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Pain, function, and structural changes were similar to placebo
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Placebo

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Reassuring Vte Data For Xeljanz

(MedPage Today) -- No significant difference in risk compared with TNF inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Chest Ct Can Id Respiratory Ae Risk In Ra Patients On Biologics

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Chest computed tomography (CT) findings may identify risk factors for respiratory adverse events (RAEs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing long-term biological therapy, according to a study recently...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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Orthobiologics For Knee Osteoarthritis: Fact, Fiction, Or Fantasy?

Dr Bert R. Mandelbaum on the evidence, and lack of evidence around orthobiologic treatments for osteoarthritis. Medscape Orthopedics
Related topics: Osteoarthritis

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Phone-based Intervention Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- A nurse-based phone education intervention can promote shared decision making in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Musculoskeletal Care. Siobhan...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nursing, Medical Research

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Cuban Man Uses Scorpion Stings To Effectively Remedy His Arthritis Pain

Ten years ago, Cuban resident Pepe Casanas decided to do something very unorthodox in his fight against rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pain; he purposefully got a scorpion to sting him. Since that time, the 78-year-old farmer has self-medicated himself...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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